Luxembourg will begin the search for their Eurovision 2024 representative on July 3rd.
The Grand Dutchy has revealed that Luxembourgish broadcaster RTL will be beginning their selection process for Eurovision 2024 on July 3rd 2023.
Luxembourg in Eurovision
Luxembourg are one of the founding countries of the Eurovision Song Contest, having participated in the very first contest in 1956 with French singer Michèle Arnaud.
From then until their last participation in 1993, Luxembourg had a run of successful results, which saw them winning five times (1961, 1965, 1972, 1973, 1983) and saw them achieving a further eight top five finishes.
Some of the more famous names to have represented Luxembourg in Eurovision include Spanish duo Baccara (1978); French singer-songwriter France Gall (1965); Belgian-Canadian singer-songwriter Lara Fabian (1988) and Greek icons Nana Mouskouri (1963) and Vicky Leandros (1967 & 1972).
Due to a string of bad results in recent years, Luxembourg called it quits after Eurovision 1993. In October 2003, they initially confirmed their participation for the 2004 contest, before withdrawing their application, mainly due to the participation fee.
In June 2004, there were rumours they could return in 2005, but nothing came of them. In 2009, director of RTL Steve Schmit met with EBU representatives, as they were considering to return in 2010; but this didn’t happen due to financial issues.
In July 2014, Luxembourg confirmed they would not be returning in 2015, with the main reasons being financial. In December 2022, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel, began discussions regarding the return of Luxembourg to Eurovision 2024, something which was officially confirmed in May 2023.
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